Question about Office Equipment & Supplies
When you get time again to try and solve this problem, turn on the laptop, and immedietely it should say which button to press the enter setup. This will be on the very first screen as the laptop starts up. It is usually F2 or Delete.
Press the appropriate button to enter the Setup utility (also known as the BIOS), and then press F10 to save the current settings. Restart the laptop and the error should be gone.
Posted on Jul 24, 2009
The problem you're having is a two part problem, first the battery which keeps the clock has either failed or been left off power too long and run out of charge. Second the password it's asking for is the BIOS password which has nothing to do with any windows password you may have.
Try entering nothing at all, just press enter or click ok if the mouse is enabled. That should get you through to the BIOS menu where you can set the time and date. I will take a quick dig through the manual in case there is a default password that you need. If someone has actually set a BIOS password and you don't know it it will have to be taken to an IBM repair center as they will not share the technique for reseting this. They do so to prevent theft.
So, give it a try, I'll double check your manual in the mean time, let me know how you make out.
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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